Happy new Year all,
I cleaned the inside of machine in doing so I disturbed a cable,now when I start my pc I get the message Floppy Diskette seek Failure ,then I get the option to either press f1 to continue or f2 to run set up utility,can someone tell me if I can reconfigure the diskette and how to please,and also is f1 safe mode ?.o/s xp pro.
As stated, go into the BIOS and disable the floppy drive. If you really still use floppy disks I suggest you back them up immediately. The old floppy drive probably needs physically removing from the computer and given a good clean out - maybe then it might work.
Otherwise I suggest you buy a new floppy drive for about £5 and back everything up to a USB memory stick.
Jock1e - you may be right! I've got two serviceable floppy drives that have been in my cellar for 2 years or more. (No demand - should have sent them down the skip but as in this case may come in use!) I used to buy 10 packs of floppy disks for peanuts and now you can't buy them for love nor money.